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Sifu Lorenza

Lorenza Shamuon



4th Level Black Sash

Years Training

Favourite Form:

Snake & Single Sword

"There is no such thing as I can't. There is: I can, I will or I'll try."


Sifu Lorenza Shamuon is a University of Waterloo Alumni who has been in the Martial Arts for over 30 years. She was the youngest Black Belt in the history of her club earning her Junior Black Belt at the age of 11 and currently holds a 4th Level Black Sash. She has been recognized by Prime Ministers including the current Prime Minister, and the Ministry of Sport for being Head Captain for the Canadian National Martial Arts Team. She has also been inducted into multiple Hall of Fames.



She is currently the International Tournament Director for the International Congress of Martial Arts (ICoMA).




Previously, Lorenza was the main feature on The Score's show called “Sports Axxess” which featured female athletes in Canada.


A few of her Martial Arts competitive accolades:

  • She qualified for the 2004 Olympics in Athens, Greece in Pankration.

  • Multiple Triple Crown winner as well as undefeated competitor in the PMA circuit for her age category over the years.

  • Pan American Games in San Diego winning the only gold medal for her team.

  • World Congress of Martial Arts Tournament in Mexico, winning 3 medals, plus the Most Valuable Competitor.

  • World Congress of Martial Arts Tournament in Venezuela she won 3 medals, she also won a special medal from the government of Venezuela

  • 3 World Champion Titles in Mississippi and a World Grand Champion Title.

  • In 2002 she was recognized by the Universal Martial Arts Hall of Fame and inducted into the North American Hall of Fame (Junior Achievement).

  •  In 2003 she was recognized by the Universal Martial Arts Hall of Fame (Outstanding Teen Martial Artist of the year).

  •  In 2004 she was inducted into the Universal Martial Arts Hall of Fame (Most Outstanding Female Competitor of the Year).

  • World Karate Union Hall of Fame (International Competitor of the Year).

  • She held the World Congress of Martial Arts Triple Crown World Champion Title. In 2003 she broke the tournament record for most gold won with 5, but then in 2005 she went on to break that record with 7 gold won. She was undefeated for 10 years until she moved on to a different organization.



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